Saturday, September 7, 2013

An Enchanted Childhood Preschool ~ Shells

Every year, when we return from the beach, we take a week or two to study the shells and the creatures that live in them.

wooden turtle magnets and sea shell and wooden bead necklaces

Summer Camp is over.  The children schooled elsewhere have gone off to their other schools.
And we begin the slower pace of preschool children (as well as a kindergartener!)
I (NanaKerri) am studying for my Montessori 3-6 (PreK and K) teacher's certification. 
You will notice the name change-- An Enchanted Childhood Preschool, as well as the Montessori learning activities!  We are very excited about this new direction.  I will run the morning preschool, with Hannah doing afternoon care for the 2-4 fulltime children that we have on any given day.

And, as always, we value crave lots and lots of free nature play! 

This new rhythm feels so good and so right!
Each week I join several linky parties! What a fun way to share and learn!
Natural Living Monday, The Children's Bookshelf, Monday's Kid Corner, Hey Mom, Look What I Did!, Montessori Monday, Made by Little Hands, Homemade Mondays, Mama Moments Monday {Link Up}, The Gathering Spot, Little Wonders' Days, Mom's Monday Mingle, Mommy Moments, Frugal, Crafty Home, Hip Homeschool Hop, Mom's Library, Tuesday Tots, (tot school tuesday), The Tuesday Baby Link-Up, Keep Calm Craft On {crafting on}, Tuned in Tuesday, Teach Me Tuesday, TOO Cute Tuesday, Open Call Tuesday, Backyard Farming Connection Hop, Tuned in Tuesday, Kids in the Kitchen, Waldorf Wednesday, It's Playtime, We Made That Linky, What I Learned Wednesday, Super Link Party, Kids Co-Op, Artsy Play Wednesday, Healthy 2Day Wednesday, Wildcrafting Wednesday, Adorned From Above, Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways, Kids Crafts, Link and Learn, Thrifty Thursday, Hearts for Home, needle and thREAD, Made U Look, Tender Moments with Toddlers and Preschoolers, Natural Living Link-Up, Small Footprint Friday, Our Days Homeschool Link-Up, For the Kids Friday, FarmGirl Friday Blog Hop, Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday, Read. Explore. Learn., Creative Learning on Friday, Preschool and Kindergarten Corner, Friday's Nature Table, The Friday Baby Shower, TGIF Linky Party, Family Fun Friday, Creative Friday, Friday Flair Link Party, Shine on Fridays, Friday Favs, Outdoor Play Party, Do Something Crafty, Weekend Whatever, Saturday Show and Tell, Tot School Gathering Place, Sharing Saturday, Share It Saturday, Country Kids, Link and Learn, sharing creative, ideas {all weekend}, Show and Share Saturday, Stress Free Sunday, The Sunday Showcase, The Preschool Prekinder Nook, Fun Sparks, The Sunday Parenting Party, The Homesteaders' Blog Hop, Making Boys Men, Spring Carnival, Made with Love, Raising Memories

And each week I co-host Eco-Kids Tuesday Link-Up!



  1. You do such lovely things with the children. I love looking at all your pictures.

    Wishing you a wonderful day.

  2. Lovely pictures as always of the children having great creative fun and exploring outdoors. Good luck with the studying, I'm sure you will be a success. Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  3. My youngest is obsessed with shells :) He has a collection which he sorts and uses to draw etc. It's pretty cute!

  4. What a wonderful activity for after a beach trip. I will have to check out that book as well. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  5. I love the photos running through the field. Great post. Lots of fun!

  6. Such beautiful pictures! Thanks so much for linking up at After School.

  7. The turtles turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. What gorgeous shots of outdoor play. I especially love the one of the children in the field of grass.

    Best of luck with your Montessori training and thank you so much for being such a faithful participant of the Outdoor Play Party.